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“Water is our first home. Water is our first medicine. Without water, there is no life.” -Debra White Plume (Oglala Lakota), Activist
A Lakota mother studying geology seeks the source of the water contamination that may have caused her daughter’s critical health problems. Meanwhile, a Lakota grandmother fights the regional expansion of uranium mining. Crying Earth Rise Up exposes the cost of uranium mining and its impact on Great Plains drinking water.
Educational Resource: Viewer Discussion Guide
Program Length: 57 Minutes
Director and Producer: Suree Towfighnia
Co-Producer: Courtney Hermann
Consulting Producer: Debra White Plume (Oglala Lakota)
Editor: Sharon Karp
Writer: Reuben Cruz (Pee Posh/Maricopa/Quechan)
Public Broadcast Release: 2015
The Website for Crying Earth Rise Up
Production Year: 2014
$29.95 – $225.00
Walt is Oglala Lakota and created the logo for Urban Rez. He is Creative Director, owner of Nakota Designs Advertising Designs and Graphics. Executive Director of the Stronghold Society nonprofit dedicated to instilling hope and supporting youth movements through Live Life Call To Action Campaigns.